Students of this subject develop an understanding of human behaviour and the society in which they live.
A qualification in sociology is particularly useful to those who hope to work in social work, the public sector or criminal justice systems in the future.
Key Stage 4
Students begin studying this subject in year 9 and some of the topics covered include family, youth, crime, education and research techniques. Students taking this course will develop their communication, research, presentation and problem solving skills. Assessment is via three written examinations worth 33.3% each.
Key Stage 5
The content of this course is quite similar to GCSE studies, however at AS/A2 Level students delve deeper into academic theories in this field. Areas of study include culture and identity, socialisation, power and control. Assessment is via examinations and homework is regularly set in the form of research activities and extended writing pieces.
LIST OF SUBJECTSART
COMPUTING & ICT
MEDIA & FILM STUDIES
PHILOSOPHY & ETHICS
RELATIONSHIPS / SEX EDUCATION
The headteacher provides strong leadership to the school. Newly appointed senior leaders have strengthened the school's capacity to improve outcomes for all pupils.
The leadership of teaching is good. The quality of teaching is improving quickly; professional development is a strong feature of the school.
Progress in modern foreign languages is outstanding.
Teachers build strong relationships with pupils to aid learning.
Learners in the sixth form achieve well and the provision is very well led and managed.
The school promotes pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development effectively.
Pupils have an excellent understanding of British values and the nature of life in modern Britain.
The school provides good care and support to pupils. It works effectively with other services to keep vulnerable pupils safe.
Pupils receive high-quality careers guidance and advice.